The Liberal Mind

The Liberal Mind

by Kenneth Minogue

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780865973084
Publisher: Liberty Fund Inc.
Publication date: 02/01/2001
Pages: 233
Sales rank: 1,167,343
Product dimensions: 5.80(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

Table of Contents


Preface to the Liberty Fund Edition vii Preface xiii One • Introduction
1 Suffering Situations 1
2 Is Liberalism an Ideology? 12 Two • The Anatomy of Liberalism
1 A Philosophy of Desiring 17
2 The Commands of Reason 22
3 The Uses of Calculation 31
4 The Puritan Contribution 40
5 The Structure of Generic Man 46
6 Tradition and the Two Liberalisms 54 Three · Ethics and Politics
1 Moral Experience 61
2 The Illusion of Ultimate Agreement 70
3 Politics and Technique 79 Four · Moral and Political Evasions
1 The Doctrine of Needs 91
2 The Lure of the Positive Approach 99
3 How to Make Trends and Influence People 108
4 Scientific Moralism 115 Five · Society and Its Variation
1 Society as an Aspiration 123
2 The Uses of Society 131
3 Education and Society 137 Six · Freedom
1 Freedom as a Manner of Living 145
2 Freedom and Spontaneity 155
3 Public Provision and Moral Protection 159 Seven · Conclusion
1 The Moral Character of Liberalism 166
2 The Balance of Liberalism 175 Index 181

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